Denton Drilling Awareness Group

  
  

There will be an open house at Fire Station #7 from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, October 2, 2013. EagleRidge Energy operates both Drilling and Production Sites and will have a representative available to answer questions. In addition, District 3 City Council Member Jim Engelbrecht and other City staff members will also attend the meeting to answer questions.

The community room at Fire Station #7 only holds approximately 20 people at a time. As a result, the  meeting’s format was designed to allow attendees the opportunity to drop in for a meet and greet and obtain information directly from the operator or City  contacts. No formal presentation will be given, so please feel free to arrive  anytime between 6-8 p.m. If you have specific questions regarding these sites
that may require research, please email those questions to darren.groth@cityofdenton.com before
noon tomorrow.  I will compile the questions and share those with the operator
to ensure we can  perform any necessary research prior to the open house.

1. Saturday February 1st
The event will start at 1 p.m. at Natural Grocers (in their meeting room)
110 W. University Drive.
*This is an informational event that will cover much of the same material covered at the Denia meeting. Lots of folks could not make it, so we are doing it again. We will also provide information there about some next steps.

2. Tuesday February 4th
City Council meeting at 6:30 p.m. in Council Chambers
215 E. McKinney St. (next to the post office).

Several people from the Vintage/S. Bonnie area are going to give citizens’ reports (4 minutes each) at the start of this meeting. They will be discussing their concerns and frustrations and they will ask City Council to implement a moratorium on drilling and fracking until the ordinance can be repaired. It would be great if we could have a big turnout to support them. Once we see the agenda, there may be a chance for others to speak to this issue…and I have heard some folks may be planning an event of some sort just prior to the meeting. I will post again about those aspects once I get more info.

There are so many signing events and other happenings going on that the best way to stay on top of them all is to follow us on the Frack Free Denton acebook site and to check in with our signing events tab here on the Frack Free Denton webite. Also, stay in touch via our e-mail list, which you can join on the “get involved” tab on this site or just by sending a request to be added to the list to dentondag@gil.com

The Denton Drilling Awareness Group and Frack Free Denton are presenting the Denton premier of Josh Fox’s Gasland 2. This documentary is the sequel to Gasland 1, and examines the public health and safety issues of natural gas well drilling and fracking. It also exposes the ways in which corporate money from the shale boom is undermining democracy. The showing is Thursday, April 3, 7:30 PM ,at Dan’s Silverleaf, 103 Industrial Street. Admission is free and open to the public.”